Kaymar Jordan
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Journalist told to be tough and fair

Journalists in the region are being encouraged to be fearless in their search for the truth.

This from the new editor-in-chief of Jamaica ‘s Gleaner Company (Media) Limited, Barbadian Kaymar Jordan.

She was speaking at her first major public engagement since taking up the post effective November 1st, at the 2019 Press Association of Jamaica public forum. The weeklong event was centered around the topic ” Is The News Too Negative?”

While acknowledging views that the news was too negative, the editor-in-chief urged readers and viewers to focus less on the message and messenger, challenging them to partner in reshaping cultural norms and realities.

“If the news is merely mirroring what is taking place in our communities, it stands to reason that the behaviours and daily happenings are what are too negative,” Jordan said.

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